Thursday, May 28, 2015

Next Ride: June 3rd - Hawaiian Shirt Night!


See you Wednesday, 6/3/2015 at 6:30pm at Roosevelt Park! Can we hit an all time record? More than 240? Who knows.... May 27th we hit 145! See you next week.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Tonight's theme is RED. Wear a red shirt or something red. We'll see you at Roosevelt Park at 6:30p, rain or shine.  Our route will be the Old Town Route with a jaunt to Collyer Park.

PS - I'm looking for ideas for future themes.

Ryan

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Longmont Bike Night 12th Season Launches 5/13/2015 (Tomorrow)


It's back! This year marks Bike Night's 12th season. Over the years Bike Night has grown to be not just Longmont's, not just Boulder County's but also ColoRADo's largest family friendly weekly cruiser bicycle ride.


Come join us tomorrow night at 6:30pm at Roosevelt Park, on the east end under the flagpoles. We do a family friendly safety chat between 6:30pm & 6:40 - a quick welcome and we're off riding. We will ride the Old Town West route with a hokie pokie flash mob to get things moving!

See you tomorrow night!

Monday, May 04, 2015



Wanna have fun on a bike? Wanna meet new people? Wanna do the hokie pokie?


Well here’s what it’s all about. 



Colorado’s oldest & largest weekly family-friendly cruiser ride is back! Starting May 13th, at 6:30pm Bike Night will take to the streets of Old Town Longmont. Join us this summer to tour Longmont’s best tree lined neighborhoods and greenways!

 
2015 will mark Longmont Bike Night’s 11th year. It’s hard to believe Bike Night has been around that long. Since 2004 more than 11,000 riders have participated in Bike Night. 

Cumulatively those riders rode more than 11,000 miles, burning more than a million calories.
 

While this sounds intense – (it's not) each ride is only about an hour. We ride approximately 6miles (sometimes a mile or two longer) burning approximately 105 calories (yes, someone strava’d a couple of rides), and we roll along at about 6 – 8mph.


If you don’t know what “strava” is – good. You’re perfect for Bike Night. Baklava is a great substitute for Strava in my humble opinion. 


May 13th we’ll meet at Roosevelt Park under the flags at the east end of the park. A great place to park (if you’re driving) is in the RTD lot on the east end of the park off Coffman Street. 
 
Also May 13th we'll kick off the 12th Season with the Hokie Pokie! A flash mob at Martini's Bistro. Make plans now and view the Hokie Pokie on youtube - or something.


New this year we’ll have “Pre-Bike Nights” at various establishments. Our first Pre-Bike Night will happen on May 13th at the Longs Peak Grill at Longs Peak Avenue and Main Street. Come early to hang out and chat. These pre-start points will move around as the season progresses. 


We will see you a week from Wednesday!


Here’s to another great Bike Night Season!


Mr. Bike Night  

Friday, April 24, 2015

Here's the  LINK  to the Longmont Traffic Safety Fund info page:


Monday, September 15, 2014

Apologies for an ill-spent Summer.....

This week marks the last Bike Night for the 2014 season.

The Longmont Bike Night Blog.is set as my homescreen. So every morning I see it and think to my self - "Gotta update that thing..."

Clearly, I didn't.

I know a lot of you get your BN info from this blog and I hope you accept my sincerest apologies. Next year.... will be better.

So - please join us this Wednesday for the final Bike Night. We meet at the flagpoles in Roosevelt Park at 6:30pm. Being that this is the last Bike Night we'll probably go somewhere afterward, too. So bring some cash.

Thanks for a good summer and a great Bike Night season!

Ryan




Monday, June 30, 2014

Bike Month Wrap Up!

Today marks the end of a HISTORIC coloRADo Bike Month. Read on to learn more about the awesome things you helped us do!

First the Bike Longmont Board of Directors want to send out a heartfelt THANK YOU, to everyone who took advantage of our programs, services or fun filled events this month!
  
Together we crammed: A history making City Council meeting, Oskar Blues Brewery's Burning Can, Bicycle Longmont's G'Knight Ride Left Hand Brewing Company’s Culture Jam, 5 Longmont Bike Night's, 6 Bike Valet events, 3 Saturday morning cruises, and Colorado Bike (and take your bacon) to Work Day into one month. AND, we supported the growing Kinetics at Union Reservoir.
 
During Bike Month we continued our regional activism, too! During June we helped Bike Fort Collins launch - Fort Collins' first Bike Night. They call it the Family and Bikes ride or FAB Ride for short!

We worked with Bike Carbon Valley 's Tour de Flight in Frederick to provide bike valet racks.

Bike Longmont did a fair amount of fundraising this month, too. With the help of the Colorado Beer Trail, Bootstrap Brewing Company and Left Hand Brewing Company we were able to turn beer in to bike money for our programs.

Through your participation in the G’Knight Ride we were able to raise money to support Longmont’s FIRST community based non-profit bike shop. The Longmont Bike Garage which will support an Earn-a-Bike program, bike rentals (including tag-a-longs) and the Kid’s Holiday Bike program, too.
Lastly – and possibly most importantly,- Bike Longmont made history this month.

After a year of hard work our tenacious efforts paid off. In June, Bicycle Longmont successfully created the Longmont Traffic Safety Fund.Through the support of City Council, Advocacy Advance, Bicycle Colorado, and the City Manager’s office, Longmont will have a fund that will provide ongoing funding for road safety programs to make our streets safer for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists!

Wow - That's a lot, BUT we need your help. In order to continue being successful we need more volunteers. Specifically we need volunteers to help with our Bike Vale service. Bike Valet volunteers typically enjoy connecting with the community and sometimes food & beer during brewery events. 

Bike Valet is easy and you can volunteer whenever it fits your schedule. Shifts are generally 2 hours and you're paired with a veteran, too.

We hope you'll consider helping us out. Bike Valet is Bike Longmont's most visible and substantive outreach service. If you're interested email us through info@bicyclelongmont.org.

Thanks for a great, historic Bike Month!